Patrick Brown’s raw, candid account of events surrounding his rise and fall and rise captured in tell-all book
Patrick Brown’s raw, candid account of events surrounding his rise and fall and rise captured in tell-all book

Patrick Brown’s raw, candid account of events surrounding his rise and fall and rise captured in tell-all book


It’s unheard of for a politician to send a tell-all exposé into the world weeks before taking office. After Patrick Brown completed one of the most unexpected comebacks ever, that is exactly what Brampton’s mayor-elect is about to do.

In this age of scripted, overly-handled cardboard leaders, the man chosen to move the city into the future has laid himself bare in Take Down: The Attempted Political Assassination of Patrick Brown.

The memoir reads more like a tale of espionage, complete with all the intrigue and betrayal that Brown captures in this incredibly raw, candid account of the events that destroyed his chance to be premier of Ontario.

On his path to political ruin, Brown leaves no name unmentioned.

Setting up the night when the now famous CTV news story alleging sexual impropriety was about to run, throwing his campaign into chaos, he describes the actions of strategists in his inner circle as they threw him into an ill-advised press conference that hastened Brown’s execution.

“Think about it. When a senior-level person decides to resign from a company, they aren’t asked to participate in sensitive strategy sessions. They are thanked for their service and often they are walked out the door. I should have had that same option. Instead, I operationalized a plan constructed by three assholes who knew that it really didn’t matter what happened because they were all about to jump ship, like the rats they are.”

In an exclusive excerpt The Pointer will run the full chapter, Night of Knives, on Saturday.

We will also feature an exclusive interview with Brown tomorrow, ahead of the national book launch in Brampton, Friday.

Stay tuned.



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